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Lee Nguyen Joins Kansas City Current Coaching Staff
The former Revolution midfielder returns to the National Women's Soccer League for his second stint as an assistant coach.
New England Revolution legend Lee Nguyen has found a new gig as the 36-year-old joined the coaching staff of National Women’s Soccer League’s Kansas City Current on Wednesday.
Nguyen’s appointment is effective immediately as he will be on the sideline tonight for Kansas’ UKG NWSL Challenge Cup match against the Chicago Red Stars.
“We are excited to welcome Lee to the team,” Current interim head coach Caroline Sjöblom said. “His vast experience playing all over the world and coaching in the NWSL will bring a valuable new perspective to our team.”
Nguyen had a vast playing career that saw him play 332 matches, where he notched 67 goals and 55 assists over 24,622 minutes. He became a fan favorite in New England as he appeared in 222 games with the club during his two stints (2012-2018 & 2020). Nguyen departed New England following the 2020 season and joined Vietnamese side Ho Chi Minh City FC, where he notched seven goals and six assists over 23 appearances.
This is not Nguyen's first stint in the NWSL as he joined the coaching staff of the Washington Spirit when the 2021 V-League season prematurely ended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Nguyen departed Washington on August 6th, 2022, as he un-retired and returned to Ho Chi Minh City FC.
Nguyen appeared in 14 matches during the 2021/22 season. He announced his retirement from the game on February 4th, 2022, before accepting a return to the Washington Spirit coaching staff the following day.
Nguyen joins the Kansas City Current as they sit in last place with nine points on a 3-8-0 record.
“It’s truly an honor to be part of such a talented staff and ownership group,” Nguyen said. “Their vision to grow the women's game here in KC is what drew me to this amazing club, and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to contribute to that growth.”